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Yme Start-Up Moved for 2021 as COVID-19 Delays Maersk Inspirer Works

May 28, 2020

The article originally titled 'Yme Start-up Date Uncertain as COVID-19 Delays Maersk Inspirer Works' has been updated to include a statement by the Repsol spokesperson who has confirmed the start-up is now expected in 2021.Spanish oil firm Repsol…

Norway: OMV Gets NPD Nod for Hades Drilling

May 27, 2020

Austrian oil and gas firm OMV has been granted a permit for the drilling of the offshore well 6506/11-12 S in the Norwegian Sea.The company's Norwegian subsidiary OMV Norge will use the Island Innovator semi-submersible to drill the appraisal…

GMS Fleet Utilization at 2015 High as More Middle East Work Secured

May 27, 2020

Gulf Marine Services PLC (GMS), a UAE-bases supplier of offshore jack-up service units, has won a seven-month contract for one of its E-Class (large) vessels, and an extension for a smaller unit.Under the 7-month contract which also includes extension options…

NOIA: U.S. Offshore Drilling Ban Would Crush Jobs, Govt Revenues

May 26, 2020

A U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected, would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years, an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday…

BPC Hires Stena Drillship for Bahamas Drilling

May 26, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has signed an offshore drilling rig contract with Stena Drilling. BPC will use the drilling rig to drill its Perseverance #1 prospect offshore The Bahamas.As previously reported, Bahamas has postponed the Perseverance…

ConocoPhillips to Use Rowan Norway Jack-Up for Ekofisk P&A

May 25, 2020

Oil company ConocoPhillips has been given permission to use the Rowan Norway jack-up unit at its Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and relates to the plugging…

Borr in Talks with Lenders, Shipyards to Adjust Obligations. Eyes Rig Sales

May 21, 2020

Jack-up drilling company Borr Drilling has started talks with creditors and shipyards to defer certain payments and is looking to sell some modern drilling rigs to boost its liquidity. The company has said it has executed a company-wide cost…

Holders of 52.24% GMS Shares Say They Won't Accept Seafox Proposal

May 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based company owning a fleet of jack-up service vessels, said Thursday it had received letters from shareholders who collectively hold 52.24 percent of the company's issued share capital saying that they didn't plant to accept Seafox's takeover proposal…

Offshore Rig Inspection Firm Launches COVID-19 Resilience Audit

May 20, 2020

UK-based rig inspection company Aberdeen Drilling Consultants (ADC) has launched what it calls a 'resilience audit' aimed at helping the global oil and gas industry maintain safe operations by protecting against the spread of COVID-19 on offshore installations…

Angola's Oil Exploration Evaporates

May 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has done in a handful of months what even a 27-year civil war did not: it has brought oil drilling to a halt in Angola, Africa's second-largest oil producer.The consequences could be grave for a poor country that relies…

COVID-19 Delays Total's South Africa Offshore Drilling Plans

May 19, 2020

French oil major Total has agreed with Odfjell Drilling to keep the Deepsea Stavanger offshore drilling rig idle for a while due to the COVID-19 situation.Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible drilling unit has a contract with Total to drill this year in South Africa…

Repsol Given Green Light to Use Maersk Inspirer at Yme

May 19, 2020

Spanish oil company Repsol has been given a green light to use the Maersk Inspirer jack-up rig at the Yme field, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent, granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, to connection, completion, and…

Jotun's Coatings for Deepsea Stavanger Rig

May 18, 2020

Marine coatings specialist Jotun is taking part in the preparation of Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig for operations in the challenging environment offshore South Africa.Jotun said Monday it was working with Odfjell Drilling…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in North Sea

May 18, 2020

Norway's oil and gas company Equinor has completed the drilling of the exploration well 35/10-6 in the North Sea, offshore Norway. According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the well is dry.Equinor drilled the well around 20 kilometers…

Rystad: Oilfield Services Firms' Market Cap Halved. Offshore Drillers Have it Worst

May 15, 2020

Oilfield services companies have collectively lost almost half of their market capitalization, hit by the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, with offshore drillers, in particular, the most affected, Norway's Rystad Energy has said in its analysis released on Friday…

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